Front cover image for Smith Simpson papers, 1833-1993 (bulk 1925-1979)

Smith Simpson papers, 1833-1993 (bulk 1925-1979)

Correspondence, oral history interview, writings, subject files, family papers, scrapbooks, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to Simpson's career as a labor and industrial relations expert, educator, and diplomat, as well as his efforts, late in his diplomatic career and following his retirement, to improve the quality of American diplomacy. Documents his work as a labor and industrial relations expert prior to World War II; postwar service as labor attaché in Belgium, Greece, and Mexico; deputy consul general in India; consul general in Mozambique; advisor on African affairs, U.S. Department of Labor; and member of the Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service. Also documents his student years at the University of Virginia; law studies at Cornell Law School; service during the New Deal in Franklin D. Roosevelt presidential administration as a labor advisor and administrator with the U.S. National Recovery Administration (NRA); years as a professor at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; work in the U.S. War Shipping Administration's Recruitment and Manning Organization during World War II; and his role as cofounder and board member of the Georgetown University Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. Includes an oral history interview with Smith Simpson conducted in 1991 for the Frontline diplomacy : the U.S. foreign affairs oral history collection
Archival Material, English,
10,000 items. 40 containers. 15.2 linear feet.
Collection material in English, with French and Greek